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walks and hikes in San Francisco

March for Science San Francisco

Shortly after the widespread Women’s Marches were held on 21 January 2017, I began to hear hints that a March for Science was being organized for Washington, DC, to be held on 22 April 2017, Earth Day.  This march was … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

The premise for this walk was somewhat unusual: go to San Francisco for the evening of the Chinese New Year Parade, but avoid as much as possible walking along the parade route and try not to even cross it. Unconventional, … Continue reading

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Daly City – Mussel Rock to Ft Funston

A walk through Daly City is not, perhaps, an expected scenario for a Bay Area Ridge Trail segment, as the Ridge Trail generally attempts to stay on ridgelines with at least occasional views of San Francisco Bay.  This segment goes … Continue reading

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San Francisco Presidio

For an absolutely amazing hike in San Francisco, the Bay Area Ridge Trail segment through the Presidio is hard to beat, if the fog cooperates.  The day of this hike the weather cooperated beautifully and there were many stunning views … Continue reading

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Buena Vista Park to Stern Grove

Sometimes, when I go into San Francisco I combine a museum visit with a city walk.  That’s exactly what I did on this occasion, a beautiful warm spring day.  I began by attending an exhibit at the Asian Art Museum, … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Arguello Gate to Buena Vista Park

I “prepared” for this hike by attending an annual orchid show at Fort Mason; walking to and from the exhibit hall provided wonderful views across the Golden Gate, a kind of preview of what I would see later.  I then … Continue reading

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Ft Funston to Stern Grove (21st & Wawona)

I had been looking forward to hiking part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in San Francisco, and decided one day to simply go do it.  I selected the southernmost segment, from the hang glider viewing deck in Ft Funston … Continue reading

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